Various sources are talking about an increase in the supply of Ampere video cards, quotes for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are falling rapidly, but Nvidia does not believe that it is time to reduce the cost of video cards. On the contrary, the company raised the recommended prices for the GeForce RTX 30 in Europe. True, the rise in price affected only the reference 3D cards – Founders Edition.
The picture below shows the new and old prices. As you can see, the top model GeForce RTX 3090 added the most – 100 euros at once. The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti has risen in price the least – by 20 euros. The average increase was about 5.5%.
There is no data yet on whether non-reference video cards will rise in price. But it seems to be much more. As for the Founders Edition, their supply and distribution channels are very limited, so the announced increase is unlikely to affect the market as a whole. The new pricing for the Founders Edition will apply in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain and Italy (plus the UK). Whether the GeForce RTX 30 Founders Edition will rise in price for other markets is not reported.